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Mike Brown is a gifted engaging educator and scientist. That combination is not often found but it makes the subject of Planetary Science actually fun. The course allows many levels of learning that can be appreciated by me, a Solar System fan, to those seeking higher levels of learning through additional reading and independent study made available. Indeed the curriculum is the basis for his own Cal Tech classroom. Some of it was very challenging, and I did have difficulty with some of the concepts but I've been away from science, math and physics classes for many years. I did enjoy the challenge and took my own notes to improve my listening and understanding. I stuck with it due to my own love of amateur astronomy and this subject matter. I appreciate the opportunity and consider it a privilege to have taken this class. If it is offered again in the future, I hope to repeat it.